""We are engaging with the authority and are hopeful of an early resolution. We are also undertaking to complete the said actions on priority and have commenced thorough checks of our process flows. "Being compliant to all guidelines is paramount to us. The customers cried foul and said that they had not even signed up for Airtel Payments Bank account.The subsidy amount that has been transferred in this manner was initially believed to be over Rs 40 crore and the accounts linked without permission are estimated to be over 20 lakh. Violations are liable to be punished with Rs 1 lakh per day fine and termination of authentication user agreements.Both Bharti Airtel and Airtel Payments Bank were appointed as Authentication User Agencies (AUA) by UIDAI and had entered into an agreement with UIDAI in February 2015 and September 2016 respectively for the purposes of availing authentication services provided by the authority.
December 16, 2017 19:41 UTC
If Aadhaar seeding of any pensioner is not done, it will not be possible to give pension to such beneficiaries." The notice was given out to the director as well as all the 13 districts' social welfare officers. A copy of notice, signed by former secretary of social welfare department ( Bhupinder Kaur Aulakh ), is with TOI. When told that the Supreme Court has not mandated Aadhaar linking for social welfare schemes, the official from the welfare department replied: "But the Supreme Court didn't say 'Dont link (welfare schemes) with Aadhaar number'. But some are neither connecting with the social welfare department nor reaching out to UIDAI.
December 16, 2017 19:07 UTC
Highlights 1 Vaibhav was the only son of the former MLA Prem Prakash Tiwari alias Gippy Tiwari. 2 A local BJP leader said that Vaibhav reportedly had love marriage with a non-Brahmin girl. On Saturday night, the son of a former BJP MLA was shot dead at the Kasmanda House, barely 300 metres from the Uttar Pradesh Legislature building and the state BJP office. Gippy Tiwari was BJP MLA from Domariyaganj in 1989, 1991 and 1993. Shivendra Srivastava)Watch the video | SHOCKING: Hindu Suraksha Samiti leader shot dead in Amritsar, incident caught on CCTV
December 16, 2017 18:56 UTC
"Congress took India to the 21st century, but the PM, today, is taking us back to medieval times. Outgoing Congress chief Sonia Gandhi said, "Ours is a struggle for the soul of India. "Rahul spoke about Congress' ideology but targeted politics of BJP and Modi which he termed as inimical to national interest. The emphasis on the arch-rival indicated no let up in the ongoing confrontation with Modi and BJP. Saying he wanted to turn the "grand old party" into "grand old and young party", Rahul extended a special invite to the younger generation to join the Congress.
December 16, 2017 18:47 UTC
Have some statement balloons to create a fabulous party backdrop or a photo op area. Apparently, 'The Sobers' are avenging decades of bullying for being that corner girl/guy, who could never be the centre of any party. Now!A recurring dance party called 'roam' is taking dance culture 'off the grid'. This is a pop-up nightclub, where revellers party in spacious warehouses which can accommodate bigger crowds, louder speakers and more DJs. The flappers and dappers, as the 1920s party circuit in America came to be known, has been a steady theme for parties since a century!
December 16, 2017 18:22 UTC
Students march from Paras Hospital in Sector 47 to Ardee City in Gurugram on Saturday. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangementmore-inWith air pollution levels continuing to be very high in the National Capital Region (NCR) for the past several weeks, a large number of students from a government senior secondary school, Chakkarpur, took out a march on Saturday wearing masks to demand cleaner air and greener surroundings. Holding placards that read ‘Make face masks tax free’ and “We are against air pollution”, the Class XI and XII students marched from Paras Hospital in Sector 47 to Ardee City. Anjana Dhingra, principal of the school, said: “The NCR has seen disturbing alleviations of pollution levels. The students of the school were ecstatic to be a part of this march.
Pilgrims awaiting darshan at the Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala on the first day of the Malayalam month of Dhanu on Saturday. more-inHundreds of devotees thronged Sabarimala for darshan on Saturday, the first day of the Malayalam month of Dhanu. The pilgrim flow to Sabarimala through the Pulmedu route has considerably increased in the last lap of the 41-day Mandalam pilgrim season, sources said. These pilgrims reach the Sannidhanam, treading the 12-km forest path cutting across the Pulmedu-Paandithavalam forest tracts. Elephant squads and additional forest guards have been deployed on this forest path to protect the pilgrims from wild animals.
more-inA 32-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by three men who also robbed her of valuables when she had gone to relieve herself in a field in Rohini’s Shahbad Dairy on Thursday. The police said they have registered a case but the accused have not been identified so far. Beaten up by three men“The victim had gone to the field around 5 a.m. to relieve herself and was robbed of her earrings and other valuables. The police said the woman does not remember clearly but she said that there were three men who robbed her and assaulted her. “Based on her complaint, a case under Section 376D, 392, 394 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered,” said the officer.
All India State Government Employees’ Federation General Secretary A. Srikumar (extreme left), A.P. and Telangana Central Government Employees’ Association Chairman V. Nageswara Rao and AP-NGOs’ Association president P. Ashok Babu participating in a meeting of joint forum of employees of various State governments in Vijayawada on Saturday. | Photo Credit: CH_VIJAYA BHASKARmore-inDemanding that the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) be scrapped, All India State Government Employees Associations’ Federation General Secretary A. Srikumar said the employees would organise State-wide protests if the Central and the State governments continued to implement it despite mounting opposition. The States should revert to the old pension system in the interest of employees, he added. and Telangana Central Government Employees’ Association chairman V. Nageswara Rao, Telangana NGOs’ Association president K. Ravindra Reddy and others spoke.
The police said that the accused used signal jammers to make sure they would not get caught. “The police received information that the two would be coming to the area to finalise a deal on a stolen car. A mobile phone signal jammer and a device that disables ignition were recovered from the car in which they arrived. Six stolen vehicles, 20 car keys and 20 microchips have also been recovered. “While committing theft of the cars, the accused used a signal jammer so the victims couldn’t use their phone to call for help.
The report said from 3,696 new cases of cancers in 1982, the numbers had grown to 14,016 by 2011. The strategy will be a comprehensive one covering all aspects of the cancer control continuum, implementing systematic, equitable and evidence-based actions for prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and palliation using available resources. Avoiding delays in diagnosis and treatment, standardisation of treatment protocols, completion of treatment and regular follow-up are areas that the State really needed to focus its attention. It points out that there is no single State Cancer Registry in Kerala that can offer comprehensive and current information on the pattern, incidence and trends of cancer across all regions. It proposes implementing strategies for risk reduction, early detection and prompt treatment of cancers, improved cancer literacy programmes, people’s participation and policy support towards an effective cancer care programme.
more-inFormer Olympian P. T. Usha on Saturday said it was more important for India to lay the focus on winning more Olympic medals rather than on organising the prestigious event. “For a big country like India, the number of Olympic medals won thus far is less,” she said. Stating that there were a lot of changes in the sports arena when compared to her times, she said every city had a synthetic track now. “I saw a synthetic track for the first time, when I participated in Moscow Olympics. Stating that the Centre had come up with Khelo India, she said it was necessary to impart training to under 14-kids.
A Bench of the tribunal in Delhi is expected to hear on Monday a new appeal filed by Vice-Admiral (retd) P.K. Penalty imposedVice-Admiral Chatterjee was fined ₹5 lakh by the AFT in its July 31 order, which indicted both the Navy and him, and ruled that the Navy “does not have an in-built system” to prevent nepotism. The Navy’s appeal against the tribunal ruling had been withheld for technical reasons, sources said. Commander Luthra was one of the nuclear reactor operators trained in Russia for operating INS Chakra, the nuclear submarine India leased from Russia in 2010. In the wake of the damning order, the Navy and Mr. Chatterjee moved the Supreme Court, which on November 6 dismissed their appeal, while granting them permission to go back to the tribunal with a fresh appeal.
December 16, 2017 18:05 UTC
more-inThe State Food and Civil Supplies department is intensifying its efforts to achieve 100% coverage with regard to the provision of ‘smart cards’ to existing ration cardholders within a few weeks. In respect of the seven lakh cardholders who are yet to obtain the new cards, the major hitch is mismatch of data, as furnished by cardholders online, with the database available with the department. This is why the field officials at fair price shops have been advised to collect the right details from the cardholders. The official explained that the mismatch could arise either with regard to the photograph or the name of the head of the family. There are about three lakh cards which have the problem of mismatch, the official pointed out, adding that if the department was not able to meet its target of 100% coverage this month, it was confident of getting there by the end of January.
December 16, 2017 18:01 UTC
more-inExpressing deep concern over a spurt in sexual violence perpetrated against women cutting across age groups, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has posed a set of 25 questions on the issue to the Centre as well as the State government. Look how your daughters are being molested, sexually assaulted and murdered by some of the devilish creatures roaming in your land. Observing that urgent measures should be taken to address the issue, the judge posed the 25 questions to be answered by January 10. He wanted to know why should not the government distribute modern devices/gadgets to women which could be used by them at times of distress? Moving a step further, he asked, “whether sexual violence against women is due to ‘sex starvation’ among Indian men in view of various prohibition/prescription regarding sex on the ground of culture, religion, morality and ethics?
December 16, 2017 18:01 UTC